Community Partner Opportunities

There are quite a few community organizations that partner with Spokane County Department of Emergency Management during an emergency or disaster. If you are interested in volunteering wtih any of the following organizations, please contact them directly.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Eastern Washington
MRC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is overseen by the Spokane Regional Health District. MRC is also a component of the Washington State Citizen Corps. The program brings together local health professionals and others who have the necessary health-related skills, to volunteer in our community. 

The local MRC is comprised of active and retired medical workers that have been trained & credentialed. These volunteers will be contacted to respond and assist with diverse medical needs in the community. These volunteers support existing emergency medical response systems by providing a group of readily trained and available resources to help a community deal with pressing public health needs and improvements. If you are interested in volunteering with this group, please email the MRC Coordinator, Summer Warfield, or call her at 509-324-1451. 

HOPE Animal-assisted Crisis Response
HOPE AACR is a 501c3 non-profit, national, all-volunteer, crisis response organization that deploys specially trained pet/handler teams to provide animal-assisted support during to individuals affected by crises or disasters. The pets and their handlers provide comfort and encouragement to all who need it, but especially for those who may respond better to having a pet nearby.

Spokane Regional Health District
The Spokane Regional Health District provides diverse volunteer opportunities and internships.

Spokane CAP (Civil Air Patrol)
Volunteers provide both ground and air support in emergencies. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please click on the link above or email the Squadron Commander.

Spokane COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services)
COPS is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and supports the City of Spokane and the Spokane Police Department.

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